Tom Harkin

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Keith Ellison: "There's plenty of money, it's just the government doesn't have it" [VIDEO]

    During the Progressive Democrats of America roundtable in D.C. on July 25, Keith Ellison laid out a theory of taxation that one conservative website characterizes as "closer to Marx than it is to John Locke." (Of course, whether that's a good or bad thing is arguable.)SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison: "Reall ... More >>

  • News

    February 27, 2013

    The 10 weirdest members of Congress

    Meet the buffoons who are ruining the United States

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Chuck Grassley, Iowa Senator, compares smoking pot to murder, rape, and child abuse

    Chuck Grassley, a 79-year-old U.S. Senator from Iowa, took the overheated rhetoric of the war on drugs to new heights in a letter he sent to constituents comparing smoking pot to murder, rape, and child abuse.SEE ALSO:-- Chuck Grassley, Iowa Senator, is hilariously awful at Twitter-- Marijuana legal ... More >>

  • News

    August 1, 2012

    For-profit colleges swindle students

    Education comes second to institutional income at a steep price

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    John Kline wants to kill for-profit education reform

    Rep. John Kline: No new oversight on my watch.​When we told you about the problems plaguing the for-profit education industry in our cover story November, there was still a glimmer of hope: the Senate was considering stricter regulations to stop shoveling federal money to schools that care more ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Iowa nonprofit seeks sustainable food policy

    The Iowa-based Food Democracy Now unites farmers, activists and others behind family farms.

  • Arts

    October 13, 2004

    Hardworking Directors

    St. Paul-Based filmmakers Lu Lippold, Dan Luke, and Laurie Stern fought a tough campaign for 'Wellstone!'

  • Columns

    November 6, 2002

    The Speech Heard Round the World

    Did Minnesota ride a Republican wave, or create one?

  • News

    October 30, 2002

    But Not Forgotten

    City Pages writers say so long

  • News

    October 24, 2001

    Organized Slaughter

    Falling carcasses and untreated injuries: Meatpackers at Dakota Premium Foods were driven to form a union. But not even that got the company's attention.

  • News

    January 6, 1999

    Is He Nuts?

    Turncoat. Chickenshit. Radical. Minnesota's senior senator has been called a lot of things. But president?

  • Feature

    June 25, 1997

    Cleaning House

    The Kerry-Wellstone Clean Money bill introduced last week is infinitely preferable to the better-known--and largely fraudulent--McCain-Feingold proposal. Which explains why we're hearing so little about it.